Washington, DC Staff

W. Kirk Bell
Chief of Staff

Kirk Bell, a native of North Carolina, came to Capitol Hill in 1985 by way of the University of Alabama.  He has worked on the legislative staffs of many distinguished members, including former Reps. Ron Packard (CA - 43) and Howard Coble (NC - 6).  He was a part of the Kemp '88 campaign team and served as Communication's Director for the Republican nominee for governor of New York state in 2010. Kirk joined Congressman Sessions office in January of 2015 as the Chief of Staff.

Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Dallas Mavericks

Katherine Runkle
Executive Assistant/Scheduler

Katherine Runkle was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2013 she graduated from the College of Charleston where she majored in Business and Hospitality with a marketing concentration. After graduation she moved to Washington, DC and worked for Senator Jeff Sessions and Congressman Spencer Bachus before joing Congressman Pete Sessions office.

Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Texas Rangers

Caroline Boothe
Press Secretary

Caroline Boothe was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2013, she graduated from Southern Methodist University where she majored in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and double minored in Business and Law. During college, Caroline worked with the Office of George W. Bush where she served as the correspondence intern. Prior to accepting her position as press secretary, she served as the press assistant with Congressman Sessions’ office in DC. 

Favorite Dallas Sports Team: SMU Mustangs

Kevin Hubbard
Legislative Director

Kevin Hubbard is originally from Queens, New York. In 2011, he graduated from Davidson College where he served as Student Body President and earned a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, Kevin interned in Congressman Sessions’ DC office before joining his legislative staff full-time, during which he graduated from the Air Command and Staff College. Kevin advises Congressman Sessions on taxes, banking and financial services, housing, and trade.

Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Dallas Stars

Elle Ross, Esq.
Legislative Assistant

Michelle “Elle” Ross graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Elle continued to law school at New England School of Law in Boston, participating in Air Force ROTC.  After a semester abroad in the Hague, Netherlands focusing on international counterterrorism and intelligence she graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree. Elle continued to further her education at George Washington University School of Law, earning a Master of Laws Degree in National Security Law & U.S. Foreign Relations Law in 2013. She then began her career in Washington D.C. as an associate at Harris Corporation in the Government Relations Division and then became a CrossLeader at McChrystal Group LLC consulting firm. After passing the bar, Elle interned on Capitol Hill for Congressman Pete King (NY - 02) and participated in a pro bono legal program at a law firm just prior to joining Congressman Sessions' office as a Legislative Assistant. Elle advises the Congressman on healthcare, homeland security, defense and military, veterans, judiciary and law enforcement, family issues, education, social security, labor, and science, space, and technology.

Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys

Ryan Ethington
Legislative Assistant

Ryan Ethington was born and raised in Dallas, TX. After graduating from Highland Park High School, Ryan attended the University of Richmond where he earned a B.A. in Leadership Studies with a double major in Political Science.  During college, Ryan interned for Congressman Sessions in his Washington, D.C. office. Upon graduation, he served as a Staff Assistant before assuming his role as Legislative Assistant. Ryan advises Congressman Sessions on the environment, foreign affairs, second amendment rights, agriculture, oversight and government reform, energy, telecommunications, small business, transportation, and immigration issues.

Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Lifelong Cowboys fan

Genevieve Bresnahan
Legislative Correspondent

Genevieve Bresnahan was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and is a recent graduate of Baylor University, where she majored in International Studies and minored in Spanish.  While in college, Genevieve spent her summers interning for Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) and Congressman Sessions in Washington, D.C.  Prior to assuming her role as Legislative Correspondent, she served as the coordinator for the Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program.

Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Texas Rangers

Emily Erb
Staff Assistant

Emily Erb is originally from Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology, as well as minors in Biology and Mathematics. After working for a year with a health care organization in Dallas, Texas, she joined Congressman Sessions' office in Washington, DC. She served as an intern for the Congressman prior to joining the staff full-time as Staff Assistant.

Favorite Dallas Sports Team: Dallas Mavericks  



 

 

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